[Program currently off season] Sweetfish (Ayu) Fishing Experience with Local Angler

  • Program
    Per person:29,500 JPY
    time period
    2019-06-15 - 2019-09-30
    4 hours(9:30~13:30)
    Language English

Only summer and early autumn! Let's try ayu fishing in a crystal clear river and the rich, natural surroundings of Higashi Yoshino.

Although ayu can be found all around Japan, ayu fishing is especially popular in Nara. Ayu fishing season is very short, from June to September only!
The method of catching ayu is very unique and totally different from other fish.
One of the most important things is using a live ayu as a decoy. This is based on the behavior of ayu. Since ayu are very territorial, they are likely to attack a live decoy as an intruder.
However, the live decoy has a fish hook that catches any ayu that attack it.
A famous fishing instructor will conduct the lesson, and anyone from beginners to experienced veterans can enjoy this program.
We hope you can create some nice memories from your summer holiday with ayu fishing.

Program details
Program [Program currently off season] Sweetfish (Ayu) Fishing Experience with Local Angler
Program fee

Per person:29,500 JPY

Available time period

2019-06-15 - 2019-09-30

Available time period Detail Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
*Except for the specified dates
Required time 4 hours(9:30~13:30)
Schedule 9:30 Meet at Yancha-ann in Higashi Yoshino
* Preparation and explanation
* Ayu fishing experience
* Lunch (with Salt-grilled Ayu)
13:30 The program ends at Yancha-ann in Higashiyoshino
Requirements for participation * Maximum/Minimum 2 participants
(in case of one is negotiable)
* 11 years old or over
* There are no discounts for children.
* Children must be accompanied with adults.
* There is no kids size for rental clothing. The smallest size is S for adults.

Things to bring / required items * Please wear comfortable clothes.
* Due to the nature of the program, please note that you might be getting wet even though you will wear water-proof waders.
Included in this fee * Instruction fee
* English speaking guide fee
* Rental water-proof wader
* Full set of fishing tackle
* Lunch
* Insurance
* Tax
Not included in fees * Transportation expenses
* Beverage fee
* Personal expenses
Meeting location Yancha-ann (Fishing place)
Meeting location Detail Meet at the destination
Address of meeting location 8, nakaguro, Higashiyoshino-mura Yoshino-gun , Nara-prefecture

From Kintetsu Yamato-kamiichi Station:
- 20 minutes by taxi from the station.
From Kintetsu Yoshino station:
- 25 minutes by taxi from the station.

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Payment method Payment by credit card
Language English


Please let us know your height, weight, shoe size and figure at the time of booking.


In case of cancellation, the following charges shall apply.
* 7 days before the tour: Free of charge
* 5-6 days before the tour: 50% of the tour fee
* 4-1 day before the tour: 100% of the tour fee
* On the day of the tour: 100% of the tour fee
* No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee

**This program is subject to alteration or cancellation depending on weather and river conditions. In such case of cancellation, the program fee will be refunded.
**In case of cancellation, we will contact you by phone or e-mail by the previous day. Please check your mobile phone or e-mail.

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    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city, Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences in which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    Let's master Ayu fishing! An experienced instructor will teach and help you.

    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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